Financial Aid

Financial Aid TeamWelcome to the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) Financial Aid web page. At DSLCC, we understand your concern about paying for your college education. Our staff will assist you in navigating through the process of applying for financial aid, and inform you about the various programs available.

It is the policy of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), to withhold personally identifiable information contained in our students’ educational records unless the student has consented to disclosure or FERPA allows disclosure. Directory information, such as grades, class schedules, the student’s account, and financial aid awards may not be released without express consent from the student.

FERPA — DSLCC Student Release of Information Form

Note: DSLCC's Federal School Code 004996

Viewing Your Financial Aid Status

Students can access their financial aid information on the Student Information System (SIS). To get to SIS, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Blackboard link, log in, and select VCCS SIS: Student Information System
  2. Once in SIS, Click Self Service → Student Center → View Financial Aid
  3. Click the desired Aid Year. For Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015, the Aid Year is 2014-2015. You will see anticipated aid which assumes that you are enrolled full-time (12 or more credits). If you are enrolled less than full-time, the anticipated aid will be decreased proportionally to actual aid after the second week of classes. If the actual amount is not enough to pay all tuition, you must pay the balance due before the tuition payment deadline (see Academic Calendar)

Disbursement Dates

Please note these are the dates that we send the awards to the Business Office; the dates are subject to change. The Business Office runs their processes before sending the file to the Department of the Treasury in Richmond. Richmond has up to ten business days to process the file. Please remember that all FA checks are mailed from Richmond. It may take 10-14 days from the disbursement date for you to receive your refund. Click to view dates of disbursement.